This blog is inspired by Ela’s Art Splash blog, and very much following in her footsteps. I really miss it!
Keeping an eye on contemporary art around the world, and featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation and other media from the latest exhibitions.
I absolutely do not have time to keep this blog up, so apologies in advance if it flags or falls by the wayside.
Thinking behind the blog
So, I modelled Open Art Doors after Ela’s Art Splash blog. We obviously are passionate about contemporary art in all its guises.
It’s a sign-post website, covering as much as possible. I rarely make comments, though if I had time I would be writing as much critique & debate as possible – it doesn’t come easy with me though.
I did the groundwork first – assembled a personal portal of galleries grouped by place.
The aim is for global coverage, but I accept there’s more galleries clustered in places like London and New York.
To be organised as possible, I write lists of forthcoming exhibitions on pieces of paper, a page per month.
I don’t try and cover everything – for me it has to be subjective, and I choose what appeals.
Painting and sculpture are the most visually immediate, but I try to include other media like video, installation, conceptual, etc – these can be very rewarding if you dig a bit deeper.
In the absence of actual permission, I include a link back to the gallery, and copyright information & photo credits where I see them. I hope this is adequate courtesy.
I tag & label everything, so that past posts might be retrieved in a meaningful way. (Not sure if this has worked – but it’s a habit anyway).
I haven’t got time to do this blog, and I feel it will come to a natural end – maybe after 3 years, or when my free image upload runs out. If I upgraded to get more image upload, I would have to include targetted ads to justify the cost, so I probably won’t do that.
Below is the list of galleries I currently check (more have fallen by the wayside since I began). I am London-based, hence the list starts with London/UK.
Feel free to suggest galleries that could be added – it helps if they have a functional website.
London: Tate Gallery – Saatchi SW3 – Serpentine W2 – Whitechapel – Frith Street – Amanda Wilkinson W1F – Simon Lee W1J (also NY, HK) – Marlborough – Spruth Magers – Richard Saltoun W1S – Stephen Friedman W1S – Annely Juda W1S – Alison Jacques W1T – Domobaal WC1 – The Approach E2 – Kate MacGarry E2 – Maureen Paley E2 – Transitions E8 – Modern Art Gallery EC1V – GreenGrassi SE11 – White Cube SW1Y – White Cube N1 – Lisson Gallery NW1 (also NY, Milan) – Victoria Miro – GX Gallery Camberwell; Gagosian (see NY); H&W (see Zurich);
Sussex: CASS sculpture; Pallant House; Jerwood, Hastings;
Kent: Turner Contemporary;
Gateshead: Baltic Mill;
Liverpool: Tate Liverpool;
Sunderland: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Glasgow: The Modern Institute;
USA national gallery ; Metropolitan Museum of Art;
Smithsonian; Hauser & Wirth; Guggenheim;
Seattle: COCA; Greg Kucera; James Harris; Mariane Ibrahim;
New York: MoMA; Gagosian; Matthew Marks; Paul Kasmin; David Zwirner; Monya Rowe; Brooklyn Mus; Whitney; Casey Kaplan; Jonathan Levine (pop surreal etc); Pierogi; David Nolan; Cheim & Read; James Cohan (& Shanghai); Galerie Lelong; Von Lintel; Sikkema Jenkins; Tanya Bonakdar; Pace Gallery; Petzel; Luhring Augustine; New Museum; Salon 94; Miguel Abreu; Zieher Smith; Jack Shainman; Van Doren; Koenig & Clinton; Mitchell-Innes & Nash; Marianne Boesky; Bortolami; Gladstone; Joshua Liner; Yancey Richardson; Nicelle Beauchene; Mary Boone; Lehman Maupin; Foley; Team Gallery; 303 Gallery; Metro Pictures; Foxy Production; Rachel Uffner; Anton Kern; Sean Kelly; Marian Goodman; Sloan Fine Art; Horton Gallery; Derek Eller; Sperone Westwater; 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel;
San Fran: Modernism; Robert Koch; Eleanor Harwood; Anthony Meier; Guerrero Gallery;Ratio 3; Haines Gallery; Romer Young;
California: M+B; Richard Heller; Blum and Poe (& NY, Tokyo); David Kordansky; Honor Fraser; MOCA; Susanne Vielmetter; Roberts & Tilton; Patrick Painter; Steve Turner Contemporary; Hammer; New Image Art; Merry Karnowsky; Regen Projects; Vincent Price Art Museum; Ghebaly;
Atlanta: High Museum of Art;
Montana: CAM St Louis;
Maryland: Contemporary Museum;
Mass: ICA Boston;
Pennsylvania: Mattress Factory;
Chicago: Devening Projects; Catherine Edelman; MOCA Chicago; Renaissance Society; Packer Schopf;
Denver: MCA; David B. Smith; Robischon; Rule Gallery;
Minnesota: Walker Art;
Portland, Oregon: Augen; PDX;
Boston: Barbara Krakow; ICA; Miller Yezerski;
Texas: Holly Johnson; Barbara Davis; The Contemporary Austin;
Florida: Scope (& NY, Basel); Gavlak;
New Orleans: Arthur Roger;
Castagnino + Macro;
Santurce: MAC PR;
Paris: Pompadou; Paris-Beijing; Galerie Hussenot; Thaddaeus Ropac (& Salzburg); Galerie Natalie Obadia (& Brussels); Galerie Perrotin; Laurent Godin; Praz-Delavallade; Suzanne Tarasieve; Yvon Lambert; Frank Elbaz; Magda Danysz (& Shanghai); Chantal Crousel; Galerie Richard (& NY); Galerie Templon; frac;
Berlin: Zink (also Munich); Kindl; CFA; Schultz Contemporary (& Seoul, Beijing); Spruth Magers; Galerie Judin; Croy Nielsen; Peres Projects (& CA); Max Hetzler; Wentrup; Gerhardsen Gerner; Michael Janssen; Meyer Riegger; Barbara Weiss; Dittrich & Schlechtriem; Capitain Petzel; Galerie Thomas Schulte; Barbara Thumm; Wilma Tolksdorf; Jiri Svestka; Barbara Wien;
Hamburg: Kunsthalle; Der Kunstverein;
Frankfurt: Barbel Graesslin; MMK; Wilma Tolksdorf; Schirn Kunsthalle; Jacky Strenz; Friedrich Muller (Japan Art);
Leipzig: galerie Kleindienst;
Cologne: museenkoeln; Jablonka; Gallery k-p-s; Hammelehle und Ahrens; Galerie Buchholz; Gisela Capitain;
Dusseldorf: Cosar HMT; Kai 10;
Munich: Barbara Gross;
Basel: Art Basel (& Miami, HK) (Jun 18 2015); Kunstmuseum Basel; Fondation Beyeler;
Zurich: Hauser & Wirth (+ London, NY, Somerset); Mai 36; Eva Presenhuber; Annemarie Verna; Migros Museum; Galeria & Edition Marlene Frei; Haas Ag; Romerapotheke; Thomas Ammann;Nicola von Senger;
Other: Aargauer Kunsthaus; Kunsthaus Langenthal; Kunstmuseum Luzern; Kunstmuseum St Gallen; Kunstmuseum Thun; Fotostiftung (@ Winterthur);
Tiblurg: De Pont Museum;
The Hague: Maurits van de Laar;
Amsterdam: Galerie Ron Mandos; Galerie Ankinci; Annet Gelink; Grimm Gallery; Flatland Gallery; Art Singel 100;
TSEKH <also Ukraine>;
Seoul: One and J. Gallery;
Bienalle of Sydney
Sculpture by the sea
Victoria: Station Gallery;
Brisbane: Milani; Gallery of Modern Art;
Melbourne: ACCA; Anna Schwarz;Arc One;
Sydney: MCA; Anna Schwarz; Darren Knight; sullivan + strumpf; Sarah Cottier; Stella Downer Fine Art; Australian Centre for Photography; Dominik Mersch;